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Extensive rectal adenoma

An 80-year old man was referred for endoscopic mucosal resection of a 10 cm rectal adenoma. His main symptom was debilitating mucous discharge and diarrhoea. He had multiple cardiac co-morbidities that prevented curative surgical resection. The endoscopic assessment was performed to exclude foci of cancer.

Prof. Pradeep Bhandari
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Blue Light Imaging for in vivo diagnosis of diminutive colorectal polyps

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has proposed the PIVI statements in order to leave diminutive colorectal polyps in place without resection or to resect the lesions without subsequent histopathological diagnosis1. The basis of the PIVI statement is an adequate optical in vivo diagnosis of colorectal polyps2,3.

Univ.-Prof. Helmut Neumann
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